History[ edit ] It has been suggested that this section be split out into another article titled History of Malolos. In Mai, where Lihan is located, the richness of the soil and the convenience of its location made Lihan Malolos an important trading post for the native inhabitants and the traders from Cathay. Long economic trade relations must have resulted in many generations of Sino-Tagalogs, whose descendants are still omnipresent in Malolos.
Posted under General History Sunday October 25, This long letter, written in Tagalog, was the result of something unheard of that had happened at Malolos on December 12, A committee of 20 young ladies of Malolos presented to General Weyler a memorial petitioning for authority to open a night school for Spanish language.
It is said that this letter was read in the women assembly, copies circulated, and kept them as carefully as precious gold. Translation by Efipanio de los Santos in To my countrywomen, the girls of Malolos: An artist imaginative depiction of the 20 women handing the petition to Weyler When I wrote Noll Me Tangere, I asked myself the question whether bravery was a common thing in the girls of our people.
I brought back to my recollection and reviewed those I had known since my infancy, but there were only few who seemed to come up to my ideal. There was, it is true, an abundance of girls with agreeable manners, beautiful ways, and modest demeanor, but there was in all an admixture of servitude and deference to the words or whims of their so-called "spiritual fathers", due to excessive kindness, modesty, or, perhaps, ignorance.
They seemed faded plants, sown and reared in darkness, having flowers without perfume and fruits without sap. However, when the news of what happened at Malolos reached us, I saw my error, and great was my rejoicing.
After all, who is to blame me?
I did not know Malolos nor its girls, except one called Emilia, and her I knew by name only. Now that you have responded to our first appeal in the interest of the welfare of the people; now that you have set an example to those who, like you, long to have their eyes opened and be delivered from servitude, new hopes are awakened in us and we now even dare to face adversity, because we have you for our allies and are confident of victory.
No longer does the Filipino stand with her head bowed nor does she spend her time on her knees, because now she is quickened by hope in the future; no longer will the mother contribute to keeping her daughter in darkness and bring her up in contempt and moral annihilation. And no longer will the science of all sciences consist in blind submission to any unjust order, or in extreme complacency, nor will a courteous smile be deemed the only weapon against insult or humble tears the ineffable panacea for all tribulations.
You know that the will of God is different from that of the priest; that religiousness does not consist of long periods spent on your knees, nor in endless prayers, big rosaries, and grimy scapularies, but in a spotless conduct, firm intention and upright judgment.
You also know that prudence does not consist in blindly obeying any whim of the diosdiosan, but in obeying only that which is reasonable and just, because blind obedience is itself the cause and origin of those whims, and those guilty of it are really to be blamed.
The official or the friar can no longer assert that they alone are responsible for their unjust orders, because God gave each of you reason and a will of your own to distinguish the just from the unjust; you were all born without shackles and free, and nobody has a right to subjugate the will and the spirit of another.
And, why should you submit to another our thoughts, seeing that thought is noble and free? It is cowardice and error to believe that saintliness consists in blind obedience and that prudence and the habit of thinking are presumption.
Ignorance has ever been ignorance, and never prudence and honor.
God, the primal source of all wisdom, does not demand that man, created in his image and likeness, allow himself to be deceived and hoodwinked, but wants us to use and let shine the light of reason with which he has so mercifully endowed us.
He may be compared to the father who gave each of his sons a torch to light their way in the darkness, bidding them keep its light bright and take care of it, and not to put it out and trust to the light of the others, but to help and advise each other to find the right path.
They would be madmen were they to follow the light of another, only to come to a fall, and the father could upbraid them and say to them: It is more presumptuous for a man to constitute himself into an idol and pretend to be in communication of thought with God; and it is more than presumptuous and even blasphemous for a person to attribute every movement of his lips to God, to represent every whim of his as the will of God, and to brand his own enemy as an enemy of God.
Of course, we should not consult our own judgment alone, but hear the opinion of others before doing what may seem most reasonable to us. The cassock or the cowl does not give wisdom: But I will leave this subject to speak of something else.
Youth is a flower-bed that is to bear rich fruit and must accumulate wealth for its descendants. What offspring will be that of a woman whose kindness of character is expressed by mumbled prayers, who knows nothing by heart but awits, novenas, and alleged miracles, whose amusement consists in playing panguingue or in the frequent confession of the same sins?
It is the mothers who are responsibe for the present servitude of our compatriots, owing to the unlimited trustfulness of their loving hearts, to their ardent desire to elevate their sons.
Maturity is the fruit of infancy and the infant is formed on the lap of its mother. The mother who can only teach her child how to kneel and kiss hands must not expect sons with blood other than that of vile slaves.
A tree that grows in the mud is unsubstantial and good only for firewood. If her son should have a bold mind, his boldness will be deceitful and will be used by him for evil purposes; it will be like the bat that can not show itself until the ringing of vespers.
They say that prudence is sanctity and the love of God. But what sanctity have they shown us? To pray and kneel a lot, kiss the hands of the priests, throw money away on churches, and believe all the friar sees fit to tell us: As to the mites and gifts to God, is there anything in the world that does not belong to God?
What would you say of a servant making his master a present of a cloth borrowed from that very master?Letter to the Women of Malolos While José Rizal’s heart was bleeding over reports of persecutions in the Philippines, he received a request from Editor Del Pilar of La Solidaridad to write a letter to the courageous young women of Malolos, who had dared to hoot at some disreputable friars.
LETTERS TO THE YOUNG WOMEN OF MALOLOS On February 22, , Rizal wrote the famous letter now known as “To the Young Women of Malolos” as per the request of Marcelo H.
del Pilar This famous letter was written by Rizal in Tagalog while he was residing in London. I want to show to those who deprive people the right to love of country, that when we know how to sacrifice ourselves for our duties and convictions, death does not matter if one dies for those one loves – for his country and for others dear to him.
Jan 18, · An Extrinsic Approach Analysis on Jose Rizal’s To The Young Women of Malolos The whole literary text itself is a biographical material of the author articulating, In the letter of Rizal, the young women of Malolos were pursuing their education.
However, they were being hindered. My Home by Jose Rizal Essay Sample. The whole doc is available only for registered users OPEN DOC. Pages: To the Young Women of Malolos by José Rizal. Corinthians is a letter written from the apostle Paul to the Corinthian people.
In this letter, Paul . Rizal’s Message to Filipino Women Jose Rizal was greatly impressed by the fighting spirit that the young women of Malolos had shown.
In his letter, he expresses great joy and satisfaction over the battle they had fought.